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Careers in Mind - May 2021

Careers in Mind is a virtual symposium where we host Psychology career-related panels in the month of May. We invite Psychology Alumni and community members to speak about their career paths. This event is free to UC San Diego students!

This year’s theme is Embracing Intersectionality and Identities. As we embrace aspects of who we are, we look for ways to incorporate those experiences and identities into our work, interests and careers. Through this year's CiM, we hope to share a variety of experiences including First-Generation professionals and Black, Indigenous, & People of Color professionals in the field of Psychology.

Please join us in the Month of May to listen to the empowering stories from our UCSD Psychology alumni and community members. 

Sessions require separate Zoom registration. Please click on the links below to register.

Schedule of Events

Careers in Mind Opening Speaker: Dr. E. Nathaniel Chapman 

  • I am Who I am: The Journey of a Black Psychologist
    • Dr. E. Nathaniel Chapman will share chapters of personal and professional life and how they have shaped his perspective as a clinical psychologist and educator. 
    • Date: Monday, May 3rd @12:00pm PST

Panel #1: Navigating Your Career as a First-Generation Professional in Psychology

Featuring the voices and experiences of First-Generation professionals in Psychology.

Date: Tuesday, May 4th @ 4:00pm PST 

  • Janette Williams- Program Faculty 
    • Email: jswilliams@ucsd.edu
  • Urmi Patel- Director, Clinical Care
  • Yuliana Gallegos Rodriguez- Local Recovery Coordinator/ Clinical Psychologist/ Assistant Clinical Professor
    • Email: Yuliana.Gallegos-Rodriguez@va.gov
  • Mindy Tran- Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
    • Email: mindytranmft@gmail.com
  • Cory Rieth- Deputy Business Area Director
    • Email: cory.rieth@gmail.com

Panel #2: Counseling Psychology Professionals Panel

Featuring UCSD Psychology alumni and community members with a Counseling background, working directly with patients.

Date: Friday, May 7th @ 2:30pm PST

  • Jo Jo Lee- PERT Clinician, Clinical Therapist
    • Email: jojoyanki@gmail.com
  • Jacob Engelskirger- Clinical Psychologist & Consultant
    • Email: drjacob@drjacobe.com
  • Amy Bissinger- Senior Staff - Generalist
    • Email: amybissinger23@gmail.com
  • Marjorie Berry Simon- Primary Therapist
  • Karla Carrillo- Outpatient/Intensive Therapist
  • Taylor Andrews- Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (Clinician)
    • Email: taylor.andrews68@gmail.com

Panel #3: Business Psychology Professionals Panel

Featuring UCSD Psychology alumni with a Business background in Psychology. 

Date: Tuesday, May 11th @ 4:00pm PST

Panel #4: BIPOC Professionals in Psychology

Featuring UCSD Psychology alumni in the field of Psychology who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC).

Date: Friday, May 14th @ 2:30pm PST

  • Lisette Sanchez- Licensed Psychologist
    • Email: Dr.LisetteSanchez@gmail.com
  • Carmen Pulido- Operations Psychologist
  • Mindy Tran- Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
    • Email: mindytranmft@gmail.com
  • Yuliana Gallegos Rodriguez- Local Recovery Coordinator/ Clinical Psychologist/ Assistant Clinical Professor
    • Email: Yuliana.Gallegos-Rodriguez@va.gov

Panel #5: Clinical Psychology Professionals Panel

Featuring UCSD Psychology alumni and community members with a Clinical background. 

Date: Tuesday, May 18th @ 12:00pm PST

  • Marjorie Berry Simon- Primary Therapist
  • Yuliana Gallegos Rodriguez- Local Recovery Coordinator/ Clinical Psychologist/ Assistant Clinical Professor
    • Email: Yuliana.Gallegos-Rodriguez@va.gov
  • Urmi Patel- Director, Clinical Care
  • Sophia Holmqvist- Research Coordinator  
    • Email: Sophiaholmqvist@gmail.com
  •  Michael Genhart- Licensed Clinical Psychologist 
    • Email: michael.j.genhart@gmail.com
  • Sarah Linke- Associate Clinical Professor
    • Email: slinke@health.ucsd.edu

Below are videos from the 2021 event: